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Live updates: After day of unrest, massive Maharashtra bandh called off

The authorities on Wednesday suspended the remaining services of AC local in view of the ongoing protests over Koregaon-Bhima violence.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 17:09
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MUMBAI / NEW DELHI: After a day of unrest and violence, BR Ambedkar's grandson and Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar called off the Maharashtra bandh. The bandh was called by across the state to protest against Pune's Koregaon-Bhima violence. 

The protest severely affected the normal life on Wednesday. The authorities today suspended the remaining services of AC local in view of the ongoing protests over Koregaon-Bhima violence issue. Other suburban services are being run amid intermittent protests at Elphinstone Road, Goregaon, Dadar, Malad. There is no cancellation of Long Distance trains, reports said.

Here are the live updates:-

3 January 2018, 17:09 PM

"The shutdown was peaceful and has evoked a huge response all over. I thank all my supporters for making it a success," Ambedkar told media persons.

He also demanded that the state government should slap murder charges on the perpetrators of the violence and subsequent death of a youth in Koregaon-Bhima incident of January 1, 2017.

3 January 2018, 16:29 PM

Activist and grandson of BR Ambedkar, Prakash Ambedkar withdraws Maharashtra bandh call.

3 January 2018, 15:35 PM

Earlier, BEST buses were damaged and four drivers were injured. Some 150 people were taken into custody.


3 January 2018, 15:33 PM

Flights are being delayed by about 45 minutes because of less ground staff.


3 January 2018, 15:31 PM

Train services between Panwal and Washi is on.


3 January 2018, 14:53 PM

At least 48 buses of BEST got damaged in protests in Mumbai today while four drivers got injured. As many as 150 protesters have been detained till now.

3 January 2018, 14:15 PM

Traffic cleared at Mela Junction, Worli. One can travel towards sea link smoothly, tweets Mumbai Police.

3 January 2018, 14:15 PM

Traffic from Haji Ali diverted through Mahalaxmi/Senapati Bapat Marg temporarily due to congestion, tweets Mumbai Police.

3 January 2018, 14:14 PM

3 January 2018, 13:18 PM

3 January 2018, 13:17 PM

Traffic on Western Expressway near Dahisar Naka and Aarey Junction is clear now. However, still affected near Thakur village, tweets Mumbai Police.

3 January 2018, 13:06 PM

Remaining services of AC local train suspended for the day amid protests in Mumbai. Other suburban train services are functional barring disruptions at places like Elphinstone Road, Goregaon, Dadar and Malad. There is no cancellation of long distance trains.

3 January 2018, 12:59 PM

Mumbai Police asks commuters to avoid Worli Naka, asks them to use Worli Sea Face Road instead.

3 January 2018, 12:42 PM

Updates from Mumbai Police:
Kalanagar junction on Western Expressway cleared
Avoid MMRDA Junction
Traffic affected on Western Express Highway near Dahisar Naka and near Oberoi Mall
Traffic diverted from Eastern Expressway due to road blockade at Pnjrapol Junction and Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar


Traffic diversions:
Vikroli north and south bound diverted to LBS road.
JVLR  diverted towards Saki Vihar
Sion Panvel Highway diverted at Umarshi Bappa Chowk to Jhama Mahal Chowk to Panjrapol

3 January 2018, 12:10 PM

Mumbai Central Railway and Harbour Line affected
All trains leading to Kalyan and Panvel route have been affected
No trains have left or arrived since 11 am
Long distance trains also affected
Large number of commuters stranded

3 January 2018, 12:01 PM

Two Thane Municipal Transport buses and an auto-rickshaw vandalized in Chendani Koliwada area, four passengers injured.  


3 January 2018, 12:00 PM

Metro services between Asalfa and Ghatkopar Metro station stopped by protesters, reports ANI.

3 January 2018, 11:59 AM

Shops at NM Joshi Marg forcibly being closed by protesters in Mumbai.  


3 January 2018, 11:58 AM

Protests being carried out in the state; Here are some more visuals from Nagpur's Shatabdi Square.  


3 January 2018, 11:39 AM

13 BEST buses damaged due to stone pelting. Rasta roko at Bandra Kalanagar, Dharavi Kumbharwada, Kamraj Nagar, Santoshnagar Dindoshi, Hanuman Nagar Kandivali; road traffic affected, says reports. 

3 January 2018, 11:27 AM

Protesters have jammed the Eastern Express Highway near Ghatkopar.


3 January 2018, 10:59 AM

Heavy security arrangements in Dandekar pool in view of protests over Bhima-Koregaon violence. “We appeal all citizens to carry on with their daily routine. There will be peace in the city. Don't trust rumours being spread on social media,'' says DCP Pravin Mundhe.


3 January 2018, 10:46 AM

Commuters stranded in Mumbai becuaese of lesser number of autorickshaw and other transport on roads. An autorickshaw driver in Mulund says, "We are supporting this bandh only because we are scared about our loss. They can vandalize anything here."

3 January 2018, 10:43 AM

3 January 2018, 10:31 AM

Protesters try to block Western Expressway in Mumbai.

3 January 2018, 10:30 AM

3 January 2018, 10:29 AM

3 January 2018, 10:12 AM

Internet services suspended in Aurangabad, bus operations also affected, reports ANI. 

3 January 2018, 10:11 AM

Seen at Abasaheb Garware College in Pune, 'No practicals, lectures today'. 


3 January 2018, 10:09 AM

Internet services suspended in Aurangabad, bus operations also affected.

3 January 2018, 10:05 AM

3 January 2018, 09:52 AM

"It was left for the parents to decide if they want to send their their children to school, hardly 50 students came today. So now we are even sending them back home, teachers will also leave thereafter" says a teacher at Young Ladies High School in Mumbai.

3 January 2018, 09:48 AM

3 January 2018, 09:47 AM

3 January 2018, 09:26 AM

3 January 2018, 09:21 AM

Train services from Virar in suburban Mumbai resume after being halted for an hour.

3 January 2018, 09:19 AM

Bus services towards Pune's Baramati and Satara suspended till further orders.

3 January 2018, 08:58 AM

"Don't believe or spread rumors, continue with your routine activities,'' Mumbai Police advises residents.


3 January 2018, 08:55 AM

-"Few protestors tried to disrupt Railway services at Thane but were immediately cleared by RPF and GRP officials. Services are running uninterrupted on Central Railway as of now" says CPRO Central Railway.

3 January 2018, 08:42 AM

-Security deployment in Ghatkopar's Ramabai Colony and Eastern Express Highway.


3 January 2018, 08:41 AM

Protesters halt a train at Thane Railway Station over Bhima-Koregaon violence.


3 January 2018, 08:37 AM

Bhima-Koregaon violence: Section 144 imposed in Maharashtra's Thane till 4th January midnight.


3 January 2018, 08:10 AM

3 January 2018, 08:09 AM

Government has not declared any leave for schools, colleges and offices. Heavy police deployment could be seen at all sensitive locations.

3 January 2018, 08:08 AM

Maximum impact of the bandh likely in eastern suburbs of Ghatkopar, Chembur, Tilak Nagar and Mulund, in Mumbai.

3 January 2018, 08:07 AM

Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde said the violence was unfortunate and condemnable.

3 January 2018, 08:06 AM

-Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan condemned the violence and urged people not to believe in rumours.

3 January 2018, 08:06 AM

Won't run school buses in Mumbai today, can't risk students' safety and security. Will take a second decision at 11 AM if we can run them in the second half, depending on the situation, says Anil Garg of School Bus Owners' Association.

3 January 2018, 08:04 AM

-Appealing for peace, Pawar said such situations need to be defused patiently by those in political and social spheres without any provocative speeches being made.

3 January 2018, 08:04 AM

-NCP chief Sharad Pawar blamed the administration for Tuesday's violence and demanded a probe into the incident.